NIST-funded small business centers push back against Pentagon messaging on CMMC preparedness

By Sara Friedman / November 18, 2020 at 3:27 PM
Two leaders from National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded centers focused on the manufacturing sector are expressing concerns on whether small businesses will be prepared for implementation of the Pentagon's cyber certification program on Dec. 1. "The issue really is knowledge," Eugene Jones, an industry adviser for Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership, said at an event Tuesday. While manufacturers in the defense industrial base recognize the need for the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, Jones said, "they have...

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